Russia Deploys S300VM Anti Missile/Anti-Aircraft System for First Time in Syria; Iskanders Raised in Training

October 4, 2016
S300VM Antey-2500 anti-aircraft and anti-missile system (NATO reporting name SA-23 Gladiator\Giant). Photo by Vitaly V. Kuzmin

LIVE UPDATES: For the first time, Russia has deployed its S300VM anti-missile and anti-aircraft system in Syria. Iskander nuclear missiles were put on alert during military exercises.

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Russia Deploys S300VM Anti Missile/Anti-Aircraft System for First Time in Syria; Iskanders Raised in Training

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